Asian Giant Tortoise Manouria emys emys

Asian Giant Forest Tortoise Smiley
Asian Forest Tortoise Smiley
The Asian Giant Tortoise, also called the Asian Brown or Asian Forest Tortoise, is a primitive and endangered tortoise native to forests of Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Sumatra).
Asian Giant Tortoise
Asian Forest Tortoise
Asian Forest Tortoise
It is the 4th largest tortoise in the world and the second largest mainland tortoise (after the African Spur-thighed). There are two subspecies, the one shown being the southern M. e. emys. The northern/Burmese subspecies (link below), M. e. phayrei is the largest in Asia; it can reach 2 feet (over 60cm) in length.
Asian Giant Tortoise
Asian Forest Tortoise
Asian Forest Tortoise
Tubercles that grow from its back legs have led to the alternative name of Six-legged Tortoise. It is the only tortoise that lays its eggs above ground, sitting on them like a hen (for protection rather than incubation).